Robert W. Dickey advises US and non-US based companies with respect to their most important mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and other strategic transactions. He also counsels executives, in house counsel, and boards of directors on a wide range of critical corporate matters, including fiduciary duties, corporate governance, and securities law compliance.
Rob has represented a large number of companies in the media and technology industries, and also has significant experience in the chemical, food and beverage, industrial, life sciences, and risk management industries.
Rob oversees the firm’s M&A Academy, a series of tailored webinars designed to provide a comprehensive M&A overview for M&A professionals and others who deal with M&A issues. He speaks frequently on trends in the M&A legal arena and the media and technology industries.
Mr. Dickey's recent transactions include his representation of:
AarhusKarlshamn AB in its acquisition of Golden Foods and Golden Brands
AarhusKarlshamn AB in its acquisition of Oasis Foods Company
BASF SE in its acquisition of Chemetall
Chelsea Therapeutics in its sale to Lundbeck
The Economist Group in its acquisition of Congressional Quarterly
The Economist Group in its sale of CFO Publishing
The Economist Group in its sale of CQ Roll Call
Interactive Data Corporation in its acquisition by Silver Lake and Warburg Pincus
A group of LG companies in their acquisition of Eastman Kodak Company’s OLED business
Moody’s Corporation in its acquisition of WebEquity
The New York Times Company in its sale of About.com
The New York Times Company in its sale of The Boston Globe
The New York Times Company in the sale of its Regional Media Group
The New York Times Company in its acquisition of The Wirecutter and The Sweethome
Pearson plc in its acquisition of Certiport
Pearson plc in its acquisition of Connections Education
Pearson plc in its acquisition of Global Education & Technology Group
Pearson plc in its sale of PowerSchool
Pearson plc in its acquisition of SchoolNet
Penske Media in its investment in Wenner Media
Perrigo Company in its acquisition of Agis Industries
Reed Elsevier in its acquisition of Accuity
Sandvik AB in its acquisition of Varel International Energy Services
Duke University School of Law, 1997, J.D.
Duke University, 1994, A.B.
Awards and Affiliations
Ranked, Media & Entertainment: Corporate, New York, Chambers USA (2019)
Recommended, M&A/corporate and commercial: M&A: large deals ($1bn+), The Legal 500 US (2006, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019)
Member, American Bar Association
Member, ABA Committee on Mergers and Acquisitions
Member, ABA Subcommittee on M&A Jurisprudence
Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York